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How a promising Ivy League student became another opioid crisis victim

Gage Bellitto didn’t go home for Christmas. He didn’t call his parents, even though the holiday was also his birthday.<p>“He was always doing this, …

College & University

The surprising accessory Meghan Markle will always be expected to wear as a royal

Between her jaw-dropping engagement ring and her trendy mismatched earrings, Meghan Markle has been steady making a splash with her accessory choices since becoming Prince Harry's fiancée. There's one item in particular she'll soon be needing to add to her line-up, however — at least if the Royal …

Meghan Markle

Trump gets slaughtered online for jaunty 'thumbs up' photo with Parkland massacre's first responders

President Donald Trump never seems to miss an opportunity to take a deeply upsetting national tragedy and somehow make it even worse. From his …

Donald Trump

Michelle Obama portrait puts black Baltimore artist in the spotlight

The commission of a lifetime for Amy Sherald has kickstarted a conversation about art, politics and culture<p>She is a Baltimore-based artist who only paints African-American subjects and always uses a muted palette. But last week, Amy Sherald became the art world’s latest sensation as her portrait of …

Michelle Obama

White House Says It Will Get Right On That 130-Plus Staff With Only Partial Security Clearances Thing

After reports hit the news that over 130 of the more-or-less-randomly-promoted angry teens in the White House were working without full security …

Donald Trump

Does the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Replace iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus?

This Fool answers a question posed by a respected Apple analyst.<p>Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities recently published a research note …

Mobile Technology

Italy used to be a tolerant country, but now racism is rising

The upcoming election has unleashed a tide of anti-migrant action, whose roots can be traced to the financial crisis and the country’s weakened leftwing<p>Pape Diaw, originally from Senegal, arrived in Florence to study engineering in the late 1970s. Part of a group of 15 African students, he inspired …

Italy

Breakthrough as scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells

Advance brings us closer to growing transplant organs inside animals or being able to genetically tailor compatible organs, say researchers<p>Growing human organs inside other animals has taken another step away from science-fiction, with researchers announcing they have grown sheep embryos containing …

Genetics

Danica Patrick shares beach photo with Aaron Rodgers and her family

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Danica Patrick is competing in her last NASCAR race, the Daytona 500, on Sunday, and her boyfriend and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is in town to see her final race.<p>Patrick confirmed the two are dating in January, following the December announcement that she …

Motorsport

How to start investing when you don't make a ton of money

If you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, without much wiggle room in your budget, you might assume that investing just isn't something you can do right now.<p>And in some cases you may be right. Sometimes you really do just need to focus on paying your bills, keeping food on the table, and getting your …

Retirement

Michael Goodwin: Mueller's Indictment of 13 Russian Nationals Proves 'Trump Won Fair and Square'

Michael Goodwin claims that the recent indictment of Russians proves “Trump won fair and square.”<p>In an opinion piece for the New York Post, Goodwin …

Donald Trump

Trump administration assault on bipartisan immigration plan ensured its demise

As much of the country was gripped Wednesday by horrific images from the mass shooting at a Florida high school, two dozen senior Trump administration officials worked frantically into the night to thwart what they considered a different national security threat.<p>The looming danger on the minds of …

Immigration

The Rumors About Prince Harry's Paternity That Never Die

Twenty-three years after Princess Diana admitted to being in love with James Hewitt, her butler Paul Burrell ensures Prince Harry’s paternity remains …

Prince Andrew

‘Don’t be surprised’ if Ottawa Senators move Erik Karlsson, per report

The Senators still say Karlsson is unavailable, but anything’s possible.<p>The Ottawa Senators have been adamant leading up to the trade deadline that star defenseman and captain Erik Karlsson is unavailable. However, a report surfaced on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday that there’s still a chance …

NHL

Trump criticizes FBI for failure to probe tip on Fla. shooter, says ‘too much time’ spent on Russia probe

President Trump late Saturday night criticized the FBI for failing to act on a tip that might have prevented the recent massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., and said the bureau was devoting too much time to its investigation of his presidential campaign.<p>“Very sad that the FBI missed all of …

Donald Trump

What could explain the Star of Bethlehem?

There are a few possible contenders for this astronomical part of the Christmas story.<p>Ancient Chinese records report the appearance of a bright comet …

Astronomy

Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus caused birth defects in babies born to women who had been infected while pregnant. This was the first mosquito-borne disease known to cause birth defects.<p>Since then, images of babies with underdeveloped …

Public Health

PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane

PowerUp first previewed its smartphone-controlled paper airplane back in 2014, but now it's finally available to everyone. The startup has announced that a retail version of its Dart aircraft will ship in February, and is running a pre-order campaign for barebones (just the propeller module and two …

Drones

NATO uncovers Russian plot to spark race war in UK using Twitter trolls posing as attractive young women

Russia is planning to destabilise Britain by sparking a race war – using scantily clad models instead of armed soldiers.<p>Cyber warriors at a …

Russia

The Mexican Cartels Are Becoming a Hemispheric Threat—With Trump’s Help

Mexico’s top drug traffickers are moving in on Colombia to make sure their quotas for the U.S. market get met. And that’s just the start of the …

Mexico

Olympic gold medalist Ester Ledecka is the fastest snowboarder on two skis. Wait, what?

BUKPEONG, South Korea — We are trained to watch for the reaction, and when an Olympic champion stops herself at the bottom of a ski hill, we have seen them all. Both hands to the helmet. Doubled over at the waist. Ski poles raised, and sometimes twirled. Jot them down and report it out, because we …

Gymnastics

A top GOP donor says he won't write another check to Republicans until they support an assault weapons ban

A major Republican donor issued a remarkable ultimatum on Saturday, vowing to withhold money from GOP candidates unless they support a ban on selling military-style guns to civilians.<p>"It's the end of the road for me," Al Hoffman Jr., a prominent Florida real-estate developer, told The New York …

Guns

Never, ever purchase these things on your credit card

As we move farther and farther down the road toward a cashless society, consumers can use credit cards to pay for nearly everything, everywhere these …

Personal Finance

Nikolas Cruz: 'We had this monster living under our roof and we didn’t know.'

Nikolas Cruz was immature, quirky and depressed when James and Kimberly Snead took him into their Parkland home. But he was pleasant and seemed to be growing happier, they said.<p>How the 19-year-old turned into a killer still baffles them.<p>“We had this monster living under our roof and we didn’t …

Nikolas Cruz

Elon Musk gets permit to build part of the Hyperloop in D.C.

Elon Musk's tunnel-digging company, the Boring Company, could soon start cutting under D.C. roads to construct a tunnel for Hyperloop, his …

Elon Musk

Florida shooter left chilling trail of anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic messages in Instagram group chat

Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people in one of America's worst school shootings, left a trail of chilling anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic, and homicidal messages on social media in the months before he struck.<p>One of the classrooms where he killed pupils was engaged in a Holocaust history lesson, …

Homophobia

Here's why it's legal for a teen to buy an AR-15 but not a handgun

The AR-15-style rifle that authorities say Nikolas Cruz used in his shooting rampage at a Florida high school on Wednesday was easier for the 19-year-old to legally purchase than a handgun, thanks to an absurd discrepancy in America's gun laws.<p>While federal law requires gun buyers to be 21 to …

Guns

Far-right extremists march in Sofia to honor pro-Nazi general

SOFIA (Reuters) - Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the center of Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s.<p>The march, which has raised concern in local media about the rise of the right wing in the Balkan state, went ahead …

North Africa

Lindsey Vonn Responds to Trump Trolls After Super-G Loss

Lindsey Vonn on Saturday responded to Trump supporting Twitter trolls who gave her a hard time after her super-g loss at the Olympics.<p>Vonn previously …

Lindsey Vonn

GOP Rep trashes Mueller's Russia indictments -- then reluctantly admits she hasn't read them

GOP Rep trashes Mueller’s Russia indictments — then reluctantly admits she hasn’t read them<p>17 Feb 2018 at 13:46 ET<p>CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield had …

Donald Trump